New Delhi, June 16: The one man committee which probed the missing papers relating to the Ishrat Jahan case has not recommended punitive action against anyone.
The report which only mentions the date the papers went missing has also not named anyone in the report that was submitted to the Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday.The report states that the papers went missing or may have been removed intentionally or unintentionally between September 18 and 28 2009.
The one man committee had managed to trace one of the papers recently. The document had been found with the help of technical experts. The one man committee was headed by Additional Secretary in the Home Ministry B K Prasad.
Missing since 2009:
The report states that the papers had gone missing while they were being sent from the home minister's office to the joint secretary in 2009. The 52 page report also mentions that it had examined 11 officers both retired and serving.
The report also states that one file had been found. The file that has been found is the letter written by the former home secretary, G K Pillai to the then Attorney General (AG) of India.
The other files include the letters sent by Pillai to the AG, the draft affidavit vetted by the AG and also the amended draft by P Chidambaram. .
There were exchange of notes between the home secretary and the home ministry on this issue. Pillai had on September 23 2009 sent a note to P Chidambaram with regard to the filing of the second affidavit.
A day later Chidambaram responds to the note stating, As amended, please show clear copy before it is sent to court.
The charge against the former home minister is that he had not consulted with other officials before making changes.
To Chidambaram's note, Pillai writes back stating that, Clear copy shown to home minister. Please take further action and letters may be sent to law secretary and attorney general for information.